Community Development Committee

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Public Safety Complex at 614 Main Street

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  1. Bryce Johnson

    Zoning Administrator
    Phone: 641.628.0043

Members

Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, for three-year terms.

NameTerm ExpiresPhone
Email Leah BokinskyAugust 1, 2020302.732.9848
Email Jerry Brummel (Chair)August 1, 2020641.780.0354
Email Susan CanfieldOctober 3, 2020N/A
Email Patsy CodyAugust 1, 2022641.780.2007
Email Linda GroenendykAugust 1, 2022641.628.6653
Email Bob ZylstraAugust 1, 2021605.660.2946
Email Mike Kiser (Vice-Chair)August 1, 2022641.275.0789
Email Jody LautenbachAugust 1, 2021641.780.5339
Email Lowell Olivier-ShawAugust 1, 2021641.780.2817
Email Wayne StienstraAugust 1, 2021641.780.4650
Email Robyn Van BerkumAugust 1, 2020641.628.9210


Responsibilities

The Community Development Committee was established in 1978 and is an 11-member board that consists of nine city members and two members from Marion County extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Purpose

The purpose of the Community Development Committee (CDC) is to preserve and promote the unique charm, atmosphere, quaint and romantic character, natural beauty, and historical aspects of the Pella Business Districts. The CDC reviews design permits and sign permits. The Design Review District Design Manual (PDF) contains the design parameters for architecture and signage and works together with the Design Review Overlay District and signage regulations. Architecture and signage subcommittees exist so minor architectural projects and sign permits can be reviewed quickly usually without having to go to full committee. The design permit application (PDF) lists the major and minor permit types.